If samsara had a theme song...

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If samsara had a theme song...

Postby Indrajala » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:11 pm

If samsara had a theme song, what would it be?

I nominate the original Terminator soundtrack:

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Re: If samsara had a theme song...

Postby plwk » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:02 pm

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Re: If samsara had a theme song...

Postby Indrajala » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:41 pm

Well there's a classic that symbolizes sin. :anjali:
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Re: If samsara had a theme song...

Postby tidathep » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:02 pm

plwk wrote:


Dear Plwk,

You only have 1 song ?? :shock: I have 3 songs :tongue:

Material Girl(Madonna the billionaire rock-star): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNSUOFgj97M

Money Honey(Elvis): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ev7qUObTliM

Money(The Beatles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ilnz6hyk3oU

Where are your cat-pictures??
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Re: If samsara had a theme song...

Postby dzogchungpa » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:21 pm

Apparently it's something like this:

ཨོཾ་མ་ཧཱ་ཤུནྱ་ཏཱ་ཛྙཱ་ན་བཛྲ་སྭཱ་བྷཱ་བ་ཨཱཏྨ་ཀོ་྅ཧཾ༔

The thousands of lines of the Prajnaparamita can be summed up in the following two sentences:
1) One should become a Bodhisattva (or, Buddha-to-be), i.e. one who is content with nothing less than all-knowledge attained through the perfection of wisdom for the sake of all beings.
2) There is no such thing as a Bodhisattva, or as all-knowledge, or as a ‘being’, or as the perfection of wisdom, or as an attainment.
To accept both these contradictory facts is to be perfect.
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Re: If samsara had a theme song...

Postby Astus » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:43 pm

If there should be a single theme song, I vote for this (both song and lyrics):



"One who stays focused on the beautiful,
is unrestrained with the senses,
knowing no moderation in food,
apathetic, unenergetic:
Mara overcomes him
as the wind, a weak tree."

(Dhp 7)

"Behold the puppets prancing on the stage, and see the man behind who pulls the strings."
(The Zen Teaching of Rinzai, tr. Irmgard Schloegl)
"There is no such thing as the real mind. Ridding yourself of delusion: that's the real mind."
(Sheng-yen: Getting the Buddha Mind, p 73)

“Don’t rashly seek the true Buddha;
True Buddha can’t be found.
Does marvelous nature and spirit
Need tempering or refinement?
Mind is this mind carefree;
This face, the face at birth."

(Nanyue Mingzan: Enjoying the Way, tr. Jeff Shore; T51n2076, p461b24-26)
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Re: If samsara had a theme song...

Postby Ayu » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:09 pm

This one is maybe not so epic, but it is sung epic and it fits:

"Ain't Got No, I Got Life - Nina Simone"
Because, if our mothers, who have been kind to us
From beginningless time, are suffering,
What can we do with (just) our own happiness?
From 10th of 37 Bodhisattva Practices
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Re: If samsara had a theme song...

Postby dzogchungpa » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:16 pm

On second thought, this one might be better:

ཨོཾ་མ་ཧཱ་ཤུནྱ་ཏཱ་ཛྙཱ་ན་བཛྲ་སྭཱ་བྷཱ་བ་ཨཱཏྨ་ཀོ་྅ཧཾ༔

The thousands of lines of the Prajnaparamita can be summed up in the following two sentences:
1) One should become a Bodhisattva (or, Buddha-to-be), i.e. one who is content with nothing less than all-knowledge attained through the perfection of wisdom for the sake of all beings.
2) There is no such thing as a Bodhisattva, or as all-knowledge, or as a ‘being’, or as the perfection of wisdom, or as an attainment.
To accept both these contradictory facts is to be perfect.
- Conze
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Re: If samsara had a theme song...

Postby seeker242 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:28 pm

I don't think you can put just one song. Think you would need different songs for each realm.

Hell realm :smile:

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Re: If samsara had a theme song...

Postby Lotus_Bitch » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:52 pm

I feel like this is fitting:

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Re: If samsara had a theme song...

Postby Sönam » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:43 pm

psycho killer ...

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Re: If samsara had a theme song...

Postby zangskar » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:04 pm



Edit
Maybe I should add a small explanation. I chose this one because to me it has beauty, attraction, happiness, hope, melancholy and disillusionment at the same time.

"Samsara literally means "wandering-on." Many people think of it as the Buddhist name for the place where we currently live — the place we leave when we go to nibbana. But in the early Buddhist texts, it's the answer, not to the question, "Where are we?" but to the question, "What are we doing?" Instead of a place, it's a process: the tendency to keep creating worlds and then moving into them. As one world falls apart, you create another one and go there. At the same time, you bump into other people who are creating their own worlds, too."
Thanissaro Bhikkhu (http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... msara.html)

[ From: http://www.metrolyrics.com/fantasy-lyri ... -fire.html ]
Every man has a place
In his heart there's a space
And the world can't erase his fantasies
Take a ride in the sky
On our ship, fantasize
All your dreams will come true right away

And we will live together
Until the twelfth of never
Our voices will ring forever, as one

Every thought is a dream
Rushing by in a stream
Bringing life to the kingdom of doing
Take a ride in the sky
On our ship, fantasize
All your dreams will come true miles away

Our voices will ring together
Until the twelfth of never
We all will live love forever, as one

Come to see victory
In a land called fantasy
Loving life, a new degree
Bring your mind to everlasting liberty

As one, come to see victory
In a land called fantasy
Loving life for you and me
To behold, to your soul is ecstasy

You will find other kind
That has been in search of you
Many lives has brought you to
Recognize, it's your life now in review

And as you stay for the play
Fantasy has in store for you
A glowing light will see you through
It's your day, shining day
All your dreams come true

As you glide in your stride
With the wind as you fly away
Give a smile from your lips and say
I'm free, yes I'm free, now I'm on my way

Come to see victory
In a land called fantasy
Loving life for you and me
To behold, to your soul is ecstasy

You will find other kind
That has been in search of you
Many lives has brought you to
Recognize, it's your life now in review
Last edited by zangskar on Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: If samsara had a theme song...

Postby Jikan » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:36 pm

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Re: If samsara had a theme song...

Postby Monsoon » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:48 pm

Lots of songs singing about all the bad things. How about a more positive note...Like this!
Let peace reign!

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Re: If samsara had a theme song...

Postby Inge » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:17 pm

Mad world:
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Re: If samsara had a theme song...

Postby Inge » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:19 pm

Or maybe this:
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Re: If samsara had a theme song...

Postby Hickersonia » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:26 pm

How about "This is the song that never ends..." and so on and so forth.

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Re: If samsara had a theme song...

Postby justsit » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:36 pm

:smile:



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Re: If samsara had a theme song...

Postby dzogchungpa » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:19 pm

Since this is a Mahayana board, how about this one?

ཨོཾ་མ་ཧཱ་ཤུནྱ་ཏཱ་ཛྙཱ་ན་བཛྲ་སྭཱ་བྷཱ་བ་ཨཱཏྨ་ཀོ་྅ཧཾ༔

The thousands of lines of the Prajnaparamita can be summed up in the following two sentences:
1) One should become a Bodhisattva (or, Buddha-to-be), i.e. one who is content with nothing less than all-knowledge attained through the perfection of wisdom for the sake of all beings.
2) There is no such thing as a Bodhisattva, or as all-knowledge, or as a ‘being’, or as the perfection of wisdom, or as an attainment.
To accept both these contradictory facts is to be perfect.
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Re: If samsara had a theme song...

Postby Dave The Seeker » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:31 pm

Guns and Roses, "Welcome to the Jungle"


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